Liverpool City Guide

Liverpool is a vibrant British city with lots to offer on a city break, not least the heritage of the Beatles. Here are our personal recommendations of what to see…

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WHAT TO DO IN LIVERPOOL

Liverpool Waterfront Beatles Statue

The Waterfront – In recent years the waterfront area of Liverpool has been redeveloped and it’s here that you’ll find the Beatles statue, the funky new Liverpool City Museum, the huge wheel, the entertainment arena, the Royal Liver building, the Albert Dock and the Princes Dock cruise terminal. New paved areas at Pier Head around the canals all add to the feel of this part of the city and for a better view you can take a ferry from the new terminal across the Mersey.
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Liverpool Albert Dock with Boat

Albert Dock – The first major dock area on Liverpool’s waterfront to be re-developed and home to the Beatles Story, hotels, restaurants, Tate Liverpool and numerous other entertainment businesses. There’s a lovely atmosphere walking around Albert Dock and we’d recommend spending some time walking around this area even if you don’t intend to visit any of the restaurants, shops or museums.
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Liverpool City Museum External

City of Liverpool Museum – This modern building at Pier Head on the Liverpool waterfront is packed with everything you need to know about the city and its origins. This is one of the best city museums we have been in around the UK and inside highlights include a re-creation of the old Overhead Railway, the story of the docks and the history of music in Liverpool. Admission is free.
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Liverpool Beatles Story Cavern Stage

The Beatles Story – This is your one-stop-shop for everything you ever wanted to know about the Beatles. The attraction includes re-creations of the Cavern Club, recording studios, the Mersey Beat office and record shops and the audio guide is superb. Make sure you allow enough time to get the most out of your visit and prepare yourself for the hefty admission charge.
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Liverpool Tate Exterior

Tate Liverpool – Several floors packed with modern art from the Tate collection, all housed in the former dock buildings at Albert dock. Well worth a visit as the whole place is free, but you do get the feeling that the art here is the ‘left-overs’ from the other Tate galleries. When we visited there was a stunning LS Lowry though.
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Liverpool Cathedral Windows

Church of England Cathedral – A huge, bleak, brick cathedral which although foreboding on the outside is beautiful, calm and welcoming on the inside. It stands proud on the top of a hill and for the adventurous there are excursions up the tower for great views of Liverpool. We enjoyed just sitting inside and looking at the ceiling and stained glass windows.
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Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Exterior

Metropolitan Cathedral – Like a work of modern art in itself the architecture of the Roman Catholic cathedral in Liverpool is striking and attractive. Worship inside takes place in the round and everywhere you look you get a different perspective on the features of building. Dominating everything is the beautiful stained glass lantern at the centre.
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Liverpool One Fountain

Shopping – The city centre of Liverpool has changed dramatically in recent years with the arrival of the new Liverpool One shopping complex which knits into the traditional shopping streets. From chain stores to boutique shops, Liverpool has it all and if shopping is your thing, there’s plenty to keep you busy.
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OUR TOP TIP IN LIVERPOOL

Liverpool Anthony Gornley Another Place Sunset

Anthony Gormley’s Another Place – This work of art involves 100 life size cast iron statues of the artist looking out to sea. You can see them on Crosby Beach and it’s well worth the short trip from the city centre. Everyone seems to take something different from this experience. To us, the statues look like they’re reflecting on life as they look out to the waves.
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RECOMMENDED HOTEL

Liverpool Titanic Hotel Room

We stayed at the 4* Titanic Hotel based inside a converted dock building at Stanley Dock which is around a 20 minute walk from Pier Head. The hotel was beautiful with tastefully decorated, spacious rooms and top class service. The restoration of the building has been done with great care and many original features remain to remind you what this building used to be. The only downside is the long walk, but a shuttle bus is available a few times a day if you time your trips in the city centre. We’d thoroughly recommend this hotel.

GETTING AROUND LIVERPOOL

Central Liverpool is easy to walk around as long as you choose a city centre hotel for your city break. We only needed a car to get to Crosby Beach although there are also train services available to get there. The bus network is reliable in Liverpool so that’s another option for seeing sights outside the city centre.

You can also use the Bus and River Tour to get around as it allows you to hop on and off at major attractions.

MORE ON LIVERPOOL

More Things To Do In Liverpool – The best attractions, tours and experiences
VisitLiverpool – Official Tourism Website
Liverpool – Wikipedia